One of our first articles outlined the ways that our clients in Massachusetts and on Cape can avoid probate. In fact, avoiding probate is one of the most frequent goals we hear when first meeting with clients. But the information gap we encounter most...
The new set of laws, scheduled for adoption by Massachusetts starting
April 1, 2012 (pushed back from Jan 2), are known as the Uniform
Probate Code (or "MAUPC" or "UPC"). They are designed to clarify the law
and to incorporate...
As we noted in our Part 1 assessment of the new Massachusetts Uniform
Probate Code (a.k.a. "MAUPC"), the legislation has been delayed yet
again by the Massachusetts Legislature, this time until April 1 of 2012.
Still, there has been no...
By now Massachusetts estate planning and probate attorneys have had the chance to deal and work with the new Massachusetts Probate Code, first effective March 31, 2012. It has been said that no matter how long an attorney has practiced in Massachusetts...